Characters Appearing: Fandral, Hogun, Volstagg
Marvel Spotlight #30
Issue(s): Marvel Spotlight #30
That's all you can ask for. Maybe replace Len Wein; he's a decent writer but i don't think he nails the humor the way Stan Lee or even Gerry Conway have done for the Three. But he's not making or breaking the book.
They're on Earth; you wouldn't really want them in Asgard or you'd drive away people that get turned off by the swords & sorcery element. But they're not fighting super-villains, which might seem a little too commercial (although i wouldn't mind). And it's just a fun, simple story.
Now, my opinion is you don't really need a Warriors Three book. They are good supporting characters that don't necessarily belong in the spotlight. But there's no doubt that this issue gave them a fair chance at it.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: This takes place between Thor #247-248.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
I remember having this issue as a kid. Sure, it's a lightweight story, but fun nonetheless. A neat way to delineate the three distinct personalities of the trio: The exaggerated braggart Volstagg, the prototype dashing, heroic, Errol Flynn-like Fandral, and the stoic, serious, quiet Hogun the Grim, the straight man of the trio, although one who can toss out a quick quip when called upon. I kinda think of this story as Norse mythology meets the Marx Brothers.
Posted by: Brian Coffey | September 7, 2017 5:39 PM
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